The Biden administration certainly spends a lot of time figuring out how to cater to the illegal migrants of the world. Right now, their primary concern is easy enough to follow. They want illegal migrants to be able to remain in the United States as their asylum claims are in the process of being handled.
This flood of migrants at the southern border caused the Trump administration to take serious action. Trump enforced border security and gave these officials the tools that they needed to keep Americans safe. Many migrants were forced to return to Mexico and wait for their claims to be processed.
Now, the Biden administration is looking to undo all of that. Asylum-seeking migrants whose claims were denied are now allowed to remain in the United States until their process is complete, for however long that may take. The Remain in Mexico program, which was once known as Migrant Protection Protocols, has been shut down by Biden.
Denied and dismissed claimants wait in communities located along the Mexican border until their court hearings are ready to take place. The Department of Homeland Security announced that they are going to be receiving a second chance at their asylum claims. Registration has already started, as these migrants can now stay in the United States for an indefinite period. The Associated Press has more:
“Under that criteria, it is unclear how many people will be eligible to be released into the United States pending a decision on their cases, according to a senior Homeland Security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made public.
But Michele Klein Solomon, the International Organization for Migration’s director for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, told the AP that she expected at least 10,000 people. Her organization is working closely with the Biden administration to bring people to the border and ensure they test negative for COVID-19 before being allowed into the country.”
The non-governmental organizations that are now tasked with dealing with this issue seem to be taking the same approach as they are with those who are currently not involved in the Remain In Mexico program. To make matters even worse, the Department of Homeland Security is not offering up any real transparency. No new details have been provided about the new decisions that are being made.
Title 42 restrictions for migrants have been eased, which is only going to exacerbate the current problems. Illegal migrants will only continue to pour into the country at a worrisome rate. Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse also believes that the current estimates of 10,000 migrants are low.
They believe that the number is actually closer to 35,000 because 27,000 denied claims have to be added to the total. Biden has already let in a sizable number of migrants who are sitting here waiting, so the final tally may be even higher than that. Border Report expanded on this:
“President Joe Biden halted the Remain in Mexico policy his first day in office and soon allowed an estimated 26,000 asylum-seekers with active cases to return to the United States while their cases play out, a process that can take years in a court system backlogged with more than 1.3 million cases. More than 12,300 people with active cases have been admitted to the U.S. since February, while others who have registered but not yet entered the country bring the count to about 17,000.”
Providing these illegal migrants with a second chance sends lots of mixed messages. Border Patrol and ICE agents will have to deal with this confusion and the added burden. The Biden administration is not making cogent decisions because they are too busy trying to “own” the mean orange man. If there’s one thing that special interest groups know how to do, it is put pressure on Democrats. It looks like they are succeeding once again. As for the the GOP, they now have a cudgel to bludgeon the Democrats with in the midterms! Can’t wait….